On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by The Beatles called "Help!" and is an ORIGINAL 1965 GERMAN 1st Pressing on the 1st Press 'Gold/White' Odeon label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE BEATLES RAREST EVER GERMAN RELEASES - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! BACK IN 1965 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST MADE IN GERMANY - IT WAS ONLY EVER PRESSED IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS (FOR EXPORT ONLY!), AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!! AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES THIS LP REALLY SPECIAL - IS THAT THIS IS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE!!!! AND THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! FOR SOME OBSCURE REASON PEOPLE OFTEN MASSIVELY OVER COMPLICATE GERMAN ISSUES OF THIS LP (WITH MANY SITES AROUND THE WORLD GETTING IT COMPLETELY WRONG!) - WHEN IT IS ACTUALLY VERY SIMPLE!!!! HERE ARE THE EXPORT ISSUES IN ORDER BELOW:-
1) THE FIRST & RAREST PRESSING EVER MADE (THIS ONE!):- WHITE & GOLD ODEON LABEL, SMO 84 008 CAT NUMBER, A GOLD 'STEREO' SASH TO THE LEFT OF THE COVER FRONT, AND 'GREEN BOXED' ODEON LOGO IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER ON THE COVER FRONT!
2) SECOND PRESSING:- WHITE & GOLD ODEON LABEL, SMO 84 008 CAT NUMBER, A GOLD 'STEREO' SASH TO THE LEFT OF THE COVER FRONT, BUT NOW THE PREVIOUS 'GREEN BOXED' ODEON LOGO IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER HAS BEEN 'OVERPRINTED' WITH A GREY BOX, AND AROUND THIS A LARGER BOX IN BLUE MENTIONS THE 'HOR ZU' SERIES.
3) THIRD PRESSING:- WHITE & GOLD ODEON LABEL, SMO 84 008 CAT NUMBER, THE GOLD 'STEREO' SASH TO THE LEFT OF THE COVER FRONT HAS BEEN REMOVED, AND THE PREVIOUS 'GREEN BOXED' ODEON LOGO IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER HAS BEEN 'OVERPRINTED' WITH A GREY BOX, AND AROUND THIS A LARGER BOX IN BLUE MENTIONS THE 'HOR ZU' SERIES.
AS YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE - THIS LP IS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE, AND IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE (ESPECIALLY IN THIS BRILLIANT CONDITION!)!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN BRILLIANT CONDITION - AND CLEARLY HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1965 GERMAN EXPORT 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING ON THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'GOLD/WHITE' ODEON LABEL, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'ALLES RECHTE' LABEL TEXT, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS A1/B1 MATRIX ENDINGS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS INNER SLEEVE, AND 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS LAMINATED EXPORT COVER (WITH NO MENTION OF THE 'HOR ZU' SERIES AND A 'GREEN' ODEON LOGO!)!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Odeon GERMAN EXPORT 1st Pressing from 1965 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl!!!! The Cat. No is SMO 84 008 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Gold/White' Odeon label (see picture) and is a Stereo 1st Pressing (there were NO Monos!)!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO wear, NO writing, and only a few VERY light spindle marks!!!! The vinyl is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches, NO hairlines, NO scufflines, only 3 or 4 TINY pressing spots (clearly from manufacture and NON sounding!), and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINES LIKE NEW!!!! It is also great to find that the record plays almost as STUNNINGLY as the visual with NO pops, NO jumps, NO sticks, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some typical slight background sound (commonly found on this LP) on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO distortion and NO groovewear either!!!! The record must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve which is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press Laminated EXPORT Cover is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear, only VERY slight corner wear, NO splits, only a few VERY light creases (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), NO rips, NO tears, VERY shiny laminate, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with NO feathering!!!! At first I thought the opening edge may have been trimmed - but looking inside the cover, the internal flaps match up PERFECTLY with the opening edge - so I doubt this very much, and the record slides MILES into the cover!!!! Even the unlaminated back of the cover is in BRILLIANT condition with NO grubbyness, only 2 or 3 'age traces' (like age spots), NO sticker marks, NO yellowing, NO rubbing, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY AS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1965 GERMAN EXPORT 1ST PRESSING OF "HELP!" BY THE BEATLES, IN BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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